Rebuilding Alliance Annual Peacemaker Dinner
Each year, Rebuilding alliance hosts a dinner to recognize peacemakers of all stripes who have contributed to the struggle for equal rights and dignity for Palestinians in the west bank and gaza. below is a list of recipients of the Peacemaker award:
Shmuel Groag (2008)
architect and co-founder of Bimkom
in honor of his outstanding commitment to peace and justice, including his dedication to the Palestinian village of Al Aqaba.
The Honorable Barbara Lee (2008)
U.S. Congressional Representative of California's 13th district
in honor of her outstanding peace and justice achievement: sponsorship leading to the unanimous passage of H. Res. 1369, which recognizes and encourages Israeli and Palestinian peacemakers.
The Honorable Luisa Morgantini (2008)
Vice president of the European Parliament
in honor of her outstanding commitment to peace and justice in her capacities as an activist and as Vice President of the European Parliament.
Ms. Huwaida Arraf (2008)
lawyer and Founder of international solidarity movement
in honor of her outstanding commitment to peace and justice, including her dedication to the Palestinian village of Al Aqaba.
Haj Sami Sadeq Sbaih (2008)
Mayor of Al Aqaba village
in honor of his outstanding commitment to peace and justice on behalf of the Al Haq Kindergarten and the whole village of Al Aqaba.
Cindy and Craig Corrie (2010)
parents of Rachel Corrie, founders of the Rachel Corrie Foundation, and founding board members of Rebuilding Alliance
in honor of their commitment to peace and their ability to turn tragedy into an opportunity to make the world a better place.
Professor Richard Falk (2010)
U.N. Special Rapporteur on Palestinian Human Rights
in honor of his dedication to studying and his integrity and courage in speaking up for what is right.
The Honorable Brian Baird (2010)
Former U.S. Congressional Representative of Washington's 3rd district
in honor of his commitment to advocacy for Palestinian and Israeli human rights, demonstrated clearly by three visits to Gaza within a year.
The Honorable Anna G. Eshoo (2017)
U.S. Congressional Representative of California's 18th district
in recognition of her successful efforts to encourage Google to include hundreds of Palestinian villages on their maps of the occupied West Bank, and for her work to “prevent the continuing demolition of Palestinian neighborhoods, farmland, and olive orchards in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza, and in Israel.”
Right to Movement (2017)
a Palestinian non-profit that raises awareness through running about obstacles to movement under Israeli occupation
in recognition of their creative and forward-thinking approach to peacemaking and outreach, and their focus on things held in common that draw the whole world together.
Eid Suleiman Hthaleen (2017)
Artist and advocate
in recognition of his advocacy for justice in the face of repeated demolitions of his village, and dedication to imagining a more peaceful world through art.
Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights (2017)
An Israeli human rights nonprofit
in recognition of their persistence in accurately and meticulously mapping the West Bank as it exists in reality - with hundreds of Palestinian communities that deserve visibility and respect.
The Geospatial Information Systems Department - Palestine Ministry of Local Governments (2017)
in recognition of their perseverance and integrity in seeking to accurately and meticulously map the West Bank as it exists in reality - with hundreds of Palestinian communities that deserve visibility and respect.